Enduring and overcoming stigma is an ongoing challenge for people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Those living with the disease say myths and misconceptions others have about the disease can make a dementia diagnosis even more challenging.
This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is providing numerous educational opportunities to help combat common myths and misconceptions. On Friday, June 14th in partnership with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois, the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a conference for professionals, Building Knowledge for Effective Alzheimer’s Care at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria from 8am – 3pm. Join us for this fun and interactive conference to learn the most effective techniques for addressing behaviors of various dementia types and the best communication approaches at every stage of the disease. To register please contact Elizabeth at [email protected].
On Saturday, June 24th the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting the second Bloomington Family Caregiver Conference: Collaborate, Connect & Celebrate. This free educational event celebrates caregivers who give their time and energy to caring for a loved one facing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Attendees are invited to honor their loved ones, collaboratively learn new caregiving strategies, and connect with others facing similar challenges. We will also be hosting a resource fair throughout the evening so that attendees can connect with local resources that will help them in their caregiving journey. The conference will run from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and will include a complimentary lunch. To reserve your spot, please contact Elizabeth at 309.319.7220 or [email protected].
The Alzheimer’s Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. The funds from our Walk to End Alzheimer’s support dementia research as well as care and support programs in our local communities. These free resources include: education programs, support groups, early-stage programming, and much more. To find any of these resources near you, go to CommunityResourceFinder.org or call our 24.7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. If you would like to learn more about our Bloomington/Normal Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 7th, please go to act.alz.org today.
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